Phoebe Collings-James

Phoebe Collings-James is a London-based artist who works across sculpture, video, sound and performance. Her works function as what she calls “emotional detritus”; they speak of knowledges of feelings, the debris of violence, language and desire which are inherent to living and surviving within hostile environments. Her recent work has been dealing with the object as subject, giving life and tension to ceramic forms. Through her project Mudbelly Ceramics, Collings-James explores her practice and research in ceramics using both wheel-thrown and hand-built techniques. During her residency, she will continue her study of ceramic form through an engagement with tenderness, eroticism and the haptic nature of clay.

The Freelands Lomax Ceramics Fellowship supports emerging artists working with clay. Between 2017-21, the Fellowship offers artists part-time six-month residencies at Camden Art Centre with an exhibition in the following year.

Supported by Freelands Foundation.

Phoebe Collings-James (b. 1987, London, UK) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include The Amount of Love You Have to Give is More Than I Can Stand, Ginerva Gambino, Cologne (2018), Relative Strength, Arcadia Missa, London (2018), Expensive Shit, 315 Gallery, New York (2017), ATROPHILIA (with Jesse Darling), Company, New York (2016) and Triste Tropiques, Liste, Basel (2016). Recent group exhibitions include You Feel Me, FACT Liverpool, Liverpool (2019), In Whose Eyes, Beaconsfield Gallery, London (2018), After Cesaire /Modern Tropiques, Platform Southwark, London (2018), Okey Dokey, Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf (2017) and Bust Wide Open, Harlem Postcards, Studio Museum Harlem (2017). She has had performances and screenings at the Getty Museum, LA (2019), Sonic Acts, Amsterdam (2019), Café Oto, London (2019) and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018).